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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Justice, Anyone? — Book Explores How the American Judicial System Perpetuates Discrimination

Justice, Anyone? — Book Explores How the American Judicial System Perpetuates Discrimination
- This compilation of documents, including official court documents, numerous case studies, and the damning 1991 report of the New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities, outlines how judges, prosecutors, and police officials blatantly abuse their authority, suborn police perjury and utilize other illegal practices and procedures to deprive minorities of their constitutional rights under the guise of judicial process. Hicks, an accomplished jailhouse lawyer who served time in New York’s infamous Attica State Prison in the 1980s, wrote the book to bring to light procedures that the judicial system uses to perpetuate inequality and that result in statistics such as the following: minority imprisonment rates in New York are more than ten times the imprisonment rate for whites, yet minorities make up only twenty-two percent of the state population.